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North Carolinians Service Records Taken from the Burlington, North Carolina Daily Times News August 18, 1944 to September 4, 1944 This document contains statewide casualty lists along with items local to Alamance Cty August 18, 1944 Casualties: Corp. John R. Mann, USMCR, wounded, Arlan R. Mann, father, Pendleton Pvt. Attie E. Morgan, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Alice Morgan, wife, N. Wilkesboro, Edward R. Morgan, father, Summerfield. Corp. Ernest G. Postell, USMC, wounded, Thomas H. Postell, father, Andrews Pfc. Ralph A. Robertson, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Ruth H. Robertson, wife, 13 Burnetta Street, Canton Pvt. Ignatius V. Schlosser, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Sue L. Schlosser, mother, 310 Prescott St., Greensboro Sgt. John H. White, USMCR, wounded, John C. White, father, Mocksville Bronze Medals: Lt. Col. Saxby Chaplin(?), Charlotte Sgt. Joseph F. Baker, RFD 1, Youngsville 1st Lt. Richard H. Pope, Jr., Enfield Warrant Officer (jg) Walter R. Pistole, Charlotte Our Men in Service: Pfc. John B. Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Kennedy of Alamance, entered service on May 30, 1943 and received basic training at Vancouver Barracks, Washington. He was sent overseas in November and is now stationed somewhere in England. Before entering the service he was employed by the Standard Hosiery Company. Aviation Cadet Lloyd Wilson Pritchett, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Pritchett, Sr., 704 W. Davis St., has reported at Carlsbad Army Air Field, Carlsbad, N.M. where he will receive advanced flight training in high level bombardiering and dead reckoning navigation. 1st Lt. Wade F. Lowe, with the Army Air Force in England has just been promoted to his current rank after completing 35 combat missions as pilot of a B-26 Marauder. He has been awarded the Air Medal with seven clusters, the E.T.O. ribbon with two bronze stars and the Presidential Citation ribbon. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Lowe of Burlington and husband of the former Doris Wilson. He has been overseas since March. Benny J. Vaughn, Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Vaughn, 518 Durham St., was inducted into the navy on May 10, 1943 and received basic training at Bainbridge, Md. He was then stationed at the Naval Air Station Hospital at Franklin Field, Va., where he and his wife, the former Audine Marie Andrews of Boomer now make their home. Pfc. Willis R. Smith is serving with the infantry somewhere in France. He entered the Army in August of 1943 and before going overseas in June was stationed at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi. His wife is the former Thomasine Teer, and is now living at 500 Maple Avenue. Eardley Morris Blythe, Seaman 2nd Class, received boot training at Bainbridge, Md., and for the past several months has been serving in the Pacific area. His wife and sons reside with her parents at Hurdie’s Mills. Aviation Cadet William R. Younger has just completed the Army’s primary flight training course at Thunderbird Field #1, Glendale, Az. He is the son of Mrs. Louise Younger of Rte. 4, Burlington. He was formerly employed at Rosenblooms. Aviation Cadet James R. Garrison of Class 44-G received his wings this week after graduation ceremonies at Central Flying Training Command Advanced Pilot School at Moore Field, Tx. He has been commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Force. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Garrison of Rte. 4, Burlington. Pfc. Elmer E. Massey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Massey of Rte. 3, received his training at Camp Atterbury in Indiana and Camp Breckenridge, Ky. He entered the service in October of 1942. At the present time he is recuperating in a hospital in England after serving with the infantry in France where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. Mrs. Lucy Edmonds of Rte. 4, Burlington, received word from the War Department that her son, Tech. Sgt. Rex Edmonds was slightly wounded in France on July 7. He is now recuperating at a hospital in England. He is with the U.S. Army and entered the service when the local unit of the National Guard was called to active duty before the war started. He received his boot training at camps in South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee and went overseas in Feb. of 1941. A twin brother, Reo(?) is with the army in China and a sister Ruth is serving in the Women’s Auxiliary Corps at Ft. Jackson, S.C. The Isley brothers were recently home on furlough, all of the Navy. They are sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Isley of Mebane. They are Lewis M. Isley, Seaman 2nd Class, who entered the Navy this year and is now stationed at Camp Peary, Va., where he is a member of the Selection Unit there. He was formerly with the Fairchild Aircraft Corp. J. William Isley, Seaman 2nd Class, entered the Navy in January, and received boot training at Bainbridge, Md. He made an excellent record in gunnery and was given the rank of 3rd Class Petty Officer. He is now somewhere at sea. He is the husband of Mrs. Carol Isley, formerly of this city. Dewitt Isley, Mate 2nd Class, entered the Navy four years ago. He received various medals for good conduct and actual combat duties, and is now stationed in Washington, D.C. where he received advanced training as a gunner. Corp. Robert W. Ivey, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Ivey, 609 East Davis, was graduated last week from the Army Air Force Flexible Gunnery School, Laredo Army Air Field, Laredo, Texas, a member of the A.A.F. training command. Pfc. William Gaston Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Warren of Mebane was selected as “Best Basic Trainee” in a post wide weekly context being held at this southern army services training center to honor outstanding trainees recently. Warren was sent to Mississippi Ordnance Plant from Ft. Bragg where he spent a year in personnel work. John Richard Anderson, son of Mrs. Henry Anderson, Rte. 5, Burlington, has been in the Navy one year. He received his basic training at Bainbridge, Md., and has been on duty aboard a destroyer since last February. Pvt. James M. Riddle has been in the service for the past two years. He received his basic training at Camp Stewart, Alabama and is now stationed in France. He was formerly employed by the Burlington Mills. Pvt. Forrest C. Hall recently spent a 13 day furlough with his wife the former Ruth Wagner and his parents Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Hall of Rte. 1, Burlington. He recently completed a course in celestial navigation at Chanute Field, Illinois and will be an instructor in the same thing at his new base at Muroc(?), Ca. Paul McLendon Huffines, husband of Adele Comer Huffines, and son of Mrs. Laura Huffines and the late W.T. Huffines, 601 Church St., entered the Navy on May 18 and completed basic training on June 30 at Great Lakes, Ill. After spending several days at home he has been transferred to Shomemaker, Ca. Aviation Cadet N. Warren Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Wilson of this city, has been transferred from Marianna, Florida to Maxwell Field, Alabama for pre-flight training with the Army Air Force. Pvt. Frank W. Sutton and Ralph Lowe have returned after spending a ten day furlough with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Don Lowe and Mrs. and Mrs. C.H. Sutton, Elon College. They completed their basic training at Parris Island, S.C. and are now stationed at Cherry Point. Word has been received here by Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Burke of Rte 4 that their son Sgt. Lester H. Burke, has arrived safely in the Hawaiian Islands. He received boot training at Tulsa, Oklahoma and was then transferred to Tyndall Field, Fla., after an instruction in aerial gunnery. He received advanced training at Ft. Myers, Fla., and was then sent to San Francisco. Charles W. Howerton, Jr., Seaman 2nd Class, entered the Navy on May 18 and received his basic training at Great Lakes, Ill. He is now receiving amphibious training at San Diego. He is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Howerton of Anthony St. Pfc. Lonnie E. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson of Rte. 1, Graham, entered the service in January of 1943 and received his basic training at Keesler Field, Mississippi, Great Bend, Kansas and Wyoming. He has been in England since November of 1943. His wife is the former Nellie Long and resides on Maple Avenue with her parents. Oliver Wilton Holmes, H.A. 1st Class, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Homes, Jr., Rte. 1, Graham, entered the service on April 8, 1943 and received boot training at Bainbridge, mc. He was later sent to New River and overseas in February. He is now serving somewhere in the South Pacific. His wife, the former Frances Long, and son are making their home with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Long of Maple Avenue. Sgt. Thomas Adams of Graham, husband of Mrs. Beverly James Adams, is now stationed somewhere in New Guinea with the Army Engineers. He entered the service in September of 1942. He completed boot training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and was stationed at Camp Pickett, Va. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal before going overseas. Pvt. Billy Adams of the Marine Corps completed basic training at Parris Island, S.C. and is now stationed at the Naval Air Base, Richmond, Florida. He entered the service in May. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Adams of Graham. John A. Cobb, Seaman 2nd Class, recently spent a furlough with his mother, Mrs. Luther Roach of Maple Avenue, Extension. He entered the service on May 18 and received basic training at Camp Peary, Va. He is now stationed at New York. Before entering the service he was employed at the Plaid Mill. Mrs. Myrtle Barrett Heath has received word that her husband Tech. Corp. Robert W. heath has arrived safely somewhere in England. He was inducted into the Army on May 24, 1943 and received boot training at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi. Before entering the service, he was employed at Celenese Lause Corp. and a local taxi driver. He is the son of A.V. Heath of Gibsonville and is the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Barrett. Pvt. Monroe McGuire of the USMC is stationed somewhere in the Pacific. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Riley McGuire of Graham. He entered the service in April, and received boot training at Parris Island, S.C. He was then stationed at Camp Lejeune and San Diego, Ca., before being assigned to overseas duty. His wife and children are residing with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Whitfield in Graham. Before entering the service he was employed by Mobey and Wood Plumbing and Heating Co. of Hampton, Va. James V. Ashworth, Seaman 2nd Class, entered the Navy on April 4 and r eceived boot training at Camp Peary, Va., and recently spent a ten day furlough with his wife the former Mildred McKinney and daughter Glenda. He is now stationed at Norfolk, Va. In gunnery school. August 19, 1944 Our Men In Service: Pvt. Clay F. Barrett, U.S. Army, volunteered for service December 14, 1942 and is now undergoing training at Camp Shelby, Miss., where he is connected with the medical detachment. Before entering the service he was a local taxi driver. He is the husband of Opal Tickle Barrett. Pvt. J.B. Barrett, U.S. Army, entered the service on March 16, 1943, and received training at Camp Claiborne, La. He is with the Engineers and has been in England since June of 1943. Pfc. Don C. Barrett, USMC, entered the service on Sept. 9, 1942 and received his training at Parris Island, S.C. and New River, N.C. He has been in the southwest Pacific area for the past 19 months. He is the husband of Lena Quesenberry Barrett. Pfc. John H. Bonds, son of Mrs. Mary T. Bonds, Sidney road, Graham, entered the service on Feb. 19, 1942 and received basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. He was reported wounded in action on June 24 in France after arriving in England on June 9. He is with the medical corps attached to the infantry. His mother was sent his Purple Heart. He is at present in a hospital in England. Pfc. Irving W. Mumford, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving W. Mumford, Sr., 513 Church St., veteran of two years combat in the South Pacific with the 1st Marine Division, is at home for a well earned thirty day furlough with his parents. He fought in the first American offensive of the war at Guadalcanal. Later he helped the 1st Marine Division drive the Japanese from Cape Glouscester. Tech. Sgt. Les R. Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bennett has had the 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the previously awarded Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial fighting against the enemy. He has been overseas since April and is an engineer and top turret gunner in a Liberator heavy bombardment unit. He has flown 44 missions over such targets as Toulon, Weiner Neustadt and the Ploesti Oil Fields. Pfc. Raleigh Rudd entered the service in October of 1942 and received his boot training at Camp Blanding, Fla. He arrived in England in February and is now serving in France. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Rudd of Yanceyville. Pvt. Delbert Florence entered the service on Feb. 1, 1943 and has been stationed at Ft. Bragg and Camp Howze, Texas. He has been overseas since October of 1943 and is now on New Britain Island. Millard E. Florence, 21, Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class, USNR, was a member of the U.S. Naval crew in the American assault forces which invaded France. He saw previous action in Africa, Sicily, and Italy and was promoted from Seaman 1st Class to his present rank. He has received the E.T.O. bar with four stars and the A.F.O. bar. Samuel Florence, brother of Delbert and Millard, was killed in action in Italy. Pfc. Henry C. Cable, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Cable, was graduated last week from the Army Air Force’s Flexible Gunnery School Loredo, Army Air Force Field, Laredo, Texas, a member of the A.A.F. training command. He is now qualified to take his place as a member of a bomber combat crew. Advancing in rating to Coxswain for Paul Lee Smotherly, Haw River, has been announced. In eight months at sea as a member of a navy gun crew on a merchant ship, he has visited ports in England, Scotland, Wales and the West Indies. He entered the Navy on June 24, 1943. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Smotherly of Haw River. Everett Qualls entered the service on May 10, 1942 and received basic training in Miami, Florida. He is now stationed at Puerto Rico and was recently promoted to Corporal having received two promotions in one month. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Qualls and was a student at Elon College when he went into the service. Corp. Grady M. Fogelman of this city who has been serving as an airplane mechanic in England for the past two years, has received a letter from a brigadier general highly praising him for his good work as a ground crew worker. He is also wearing the Good Conduct Medal and the Presidential Citation ribbon. Before going into the service he was employed at the E.M. Holt Plaid Mills. He is the son of D.C. Fogelman of near Liberty. Word has been received here by Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Capps of Rte. 6, that their son Corp. Dewey L. Capps, Jr., has been wounded in action in France. Staff Sgt. Delbert Browning, husband of the former Hazel Bondurant and son of Mrs. Rose Browning has been overseas since February. He is now in France and has written his wife of his exposure in the fox holes of France. His wife and daughter Rosemary reside here. Tech. Sgt. Howard C. Barnhardt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gurley Barnhardt, serving as a gunner on a B-24 Liberator, has been awarded the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster for the Air Medal for meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy. He was employed as a meat clerk for the A & P stores before entering the service on Feb. 20, 1942. Word has been received by Mrs. C.W. Goss, the former Hazel Austin, that her husband, Staff Sgt. G.W. Goss has been promoted to his present rating. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Goss and entered the service on Nov. 2, 1943. He received boot training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and at Ft. George Meade, Maryland. Since that time he has been stationed in England and is now somewhere in France with the infantry. Prior to entering the service he was employed with Associate Transport, Inc. His wife and son reside here. Staff Sgt. Marvin C. Pickard, stationed somewhere in Italy, has been awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded in action. He has been overseas for the past 14 months. He is the son of Mrs. Berta Pickard and the husband of Mrs. Edna Pickard. Staff Sgt. George C. Dalton, husband of Mrs. Mary W. Dalton, lower ball gunner of the B-24 Liberator “Patsy jack” has received the Air Medal at his base in Italy for meritorious achievement in aerial flight in sustained operational activities against the enemy. He received his gunner’s wing at Tyndell Field Gunnery School, Florida. Prior to his enlistment in November of 1942, he was a loom fixer for the Plaid Mills. Onnie B. Laughon, Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class, whose wife and daughter reside at 605 North Main St., is preparing for duty with the amphibious forces aboard one of the biggest ships in the Navy’s invasion fleet. Mrs. N.D. Vaughn has received word from the War Department that Pvt. Bryant W. Vaughn was wounded in France on July 28. He is in a hospital in England. He entered the service in February of 1940 and was stationed at several camps throughout the U.S. before going overseas in March of this year. Seaman 2nd Class F. Kenneth Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.K. Smith of Mebane, recently had a furlough home. He volunteered for service in the Naval Air Corps on January 20 and is now stationed in Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Fla. Student Officer Marshall P. Durham, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Durham has reported to the Army Air Force Training Command Advanced Flying School at Altus Army Air Field, Altus, Oklahoma. Pvt. Perry E. Adams recently completed an orientation course designed to bridge the gap between training in the States and combat soldiering against the enemy in France. He is a former full fashion knitter with May McEwen Kaiser Co. Capt. James E. Moore is now on duty with a portable surgical hospital of advanced base service command in the southwest Pacific. He has been awarded a battle star to wear on his Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon for the campaign of Bougainville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Moore, 405 Sidney Avenue, and entered the service in July of 1942 and went overseas in November of 1943. He completed boot training at Camp Grant, Illinois and was transferred to Camp Carson, Colorado where he joined his present organization. Sgt. John P. Loy, Jr., husband of Mrs. Nellie Lee Loy, recently completed an orientation course designed to bridge the gap between the training in the States and combat soldiering against the enemy in France. Corp. Ezekiel L. Hilliard, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Hilliard, Rte. 5, Burlington, is serving overseas with the Ninth Air Force, serving somewhere in the European theater of operations. Tech. Sgt. Thomas E. Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.S. Wright of Elon College, formerly employed at City Drug Co., has been decorated with the Air Medal at the 8th Air Force Bomber Station in England. He is a radio operator on the flying fortress “Dough Deal”. Pvt. Grover C. Hill, Jr., entered the service on March 17 and received boot training at Camp Fanning, Texas. He recently spent a 12 day furlough here with his parents Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Hill and wife Mrs. Delores Hill and two children who reside at Altamahaw. Promotion of corp. Vernon L. Ross of Special Training Unit Reception Center, Ft. Bragg, to the rank of Sergeant has been announced. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Ross of Altamahaw. Corp. James O. (or C.?) Haywood, son of Mrs. Flora Haywood of Graham, completed basic training and graduated from the Army Air Force Training Command School at Chanute Field, Illinois. He is receiving instruction in electronics. Lt. James P. Hogan recently spent a ten day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Hogan, 102 Fisher St. He received his commission and the silver wings as a pilot at Turner Field, Albany, Georgia on August 4, He has reported to Columbia, S.C. for further training. August 21, 1944 Corp. King D. Key, wounded (previously reported wounded on Naval casualty list 2-9-44), Mrs. King D. Key, wife, 1104 Henshaw St., N. Wilkesboro Pfc. Robert B. Kilby, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Willina(?) I. Kilby, mother, Hickory Pfc. Freddie L. King, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Freddie King, wife, 1108 Mark St., Raleigh Pfc. Colon A. Pinkerton, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Edna Pinkerton, mother, Franklinton Pfc. Ralph L. Pritchard, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Emma P. Pritchard, mother, Shelby Pfc. James R. Ralston, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Marie C. Palmer, mother, Asheville Pvc. Theodore M. Roberson, USMCR, wounded, (previously reported wounded on casualty list of 1-21-44), Mrs. Theodore M. Roberson, wife, N. Wilkesboro, C. Roberson, father, Oakwoods S1C James Luther Rollins, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Flossie Collins, wife, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Jack Rollins, parents, 261 Salisbury St., Wadesboro S1C Clyde Wilbur Sides, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Robert Lee Sides, parents, Rockwell MMM1C Milton Levich Smith, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Katherine S. Smith, wife, 1421 Westmoreland, Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Smith, parents, Felston Pfc. John W. Thomas, USMC, wounded, Frank Thomas, father, 1605 Cedar St., Roanoke Rapids B12C Darrell Justin Wilson, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Dewey Wilson, 129 Moore St., Avondale S/Sgt. Richard C. Graham of Haw River has apparently undergone an unusual experience in France and England according to information received by his wife at home who learned this week that he was back with his forces after being missing in action a month. Sgt. Graham is a veteran soldier having served in the army eight years but on July 1 the War Department notified Mrs. Graham that her husband was missing in action in France. No further information was received until this week when a letter dated Aug. 12 was received from Sgt. Graham himself advising that he had been in a German hospital but was back in England and ready for combat. Mrs. Graham cannot figure out the connection link and her husband did not disclose any details. The Distinguished Flying Cross has been awarded to Captain James T. Johnson, 2906 Market Street, Wilmington and 1st Lt. Fred W. Shu of Charlotte. Both men are members of the U.S.A. 12th Air Force. August 23, 1944 Wounded in Action: In the European Area: Pvt. Kelly E. Ammons, Mrs. Virginia V. Ammons, mother, Rte. 1, Clinton Pfc. Hobert L. Barefoot, John R. Barefoot, brother, Rte. 2, Benson Pvt. Gelmone M. Calloway, Mrs. Lottie E. Calloway, wife, North Flint St., Lincolnton Pfc. Vernon H. Cline, Zinnie W. Cline, father, Long Island Pvt. Robert Covington, William E. Covington, father, 220 2nd St., Hamlet Corp. Raymond F. Crane, Mrs. Rachel A. Crane, wife, 1502 W. 5th St., Gastonia Pvt. Caner G. Davis, Mrs. Pearlie S. Davis, mother, Rte. 2, Roaring Rivers Pvt. Elmer Davis, Mrs. Vian D. Dockery, sister, Hot Springs Pfc. James A. Davis, Mrs. Meta M. Davis, mother, Rte. 1, St. Pauls Pfc. William T. Dean, Elmer A. Dean, father, 1070 Haywood Rd., Asheville T5 William M. Dixon, Mrs. Dessie S. Dixon, mother, Rte. 2, Kings Mountain Pvt. William D. Edwards, Mrs. William D. Edwards, wife, Wilson St., Pomona T/Sgt. Clyde R. Ford, Mrs. Clyde R. ford, wife, 3217 Westley Ave., Charlotte Pvt. Jacob L. Hodges, George W. Hodges, father, Riplett T/Sgt. James E. Huntly, Mrs. Dessie B. Huntly, mother, 202 E. Morehead St., Charlotte Pfc. James M. Leary, Richard R. Leary, father, Windsor 1st Lt. William F. Lowry, Mrs. Margaret J. Lowry, wife, 2320 Mecklenburg Avenue, Charlotte M/Sgt Kenneth C. Mabuary, Mrs. Eva Mabuary, wife, Henderson Pfc. Alex L. Maness, Mrs. Zulu B. Maness, mother, Pinehurst Pfc. Archie F. McNeil, Mrs. Nora c. McNeil, mother, 305 4th St., N. Wilkesboro 1st Lt. William L. Mills, Jr., William L. Mills, father, Kannapolis Road, Concord Pvt. James B. Mitchell, Mrs. Rose M. Stoner, mother, 1903 N. Main, High Point Pvt. John K. Patterson, Mrs. Ellen Patterson, mother, Rte. 1, Orrum S/Sgt. Graham Pearce, Mrs. Theron Martin, Sr., sister, Eagle Rock Pvt. Allay R. Peck, Mrs. Martha W. Peck (no relation shown), Gneiss Pvt. Grover L. Penland, Mrs. Lila Penland, mother, Rte. 1, Marshall Pvt. Thomas G. Pugh, Mrs. Cordelia M. Pugh, mother, Topis S/Sgt. Robert W. Ramsey, Mrs. Margaret E. Ramsey, mother, Leland Pvt. Clyde H. Rhodes, Mrs. Jennie C. Rhodes, mother, Rte. 1, Culberson Pfc. Glenn D. Ross, Mrs. Queenie V. Ross, mother, N. Wilkesboro Pfc. William G. Shaw, Mrs. Mona B. Shaw, wife, 210 S. Caldwell St., Salisbury Pvt. Mack L. Smith, Mrs. Minnie B. Smith, mother, Rte. 2, Brevard T5 Robert Smith, Mrs. Tlitha A. Smith, mother, Rte. 2, Kings Mountain Pfc. Thomas L. Stallings, Mrs. Sarah E. Helton, mother, Rte. 3, Hickory Pfc. Winfred L. Stinson, Mrs. Leona Allred Stinson, mother, Rte. 6, Burlington T/4 Elbert J. Sult, Mrs. Hazel Sult, wife, 1104 Desmond, Kinston Pvt. Herbert H. Tate, Mrs. O’Bera B. Tate, mother, Rte. 2, Waynesville Pvt. Doyt L.R. Taylor, Mrs. Mamie D. Taylor, mother, Rte. 1, Kings Mountain S/Sgt. William L. Thomas, Mrs. Esther E. Thomas, mother, 236 College St., Oxford Pfc. Audy F. Wade, Mrs. Margie M. Wade, wife, Creston Pvt. James D. Watkins, Mrs. Cleo Watkins, wife, 806 Shepard St., Morehead City Pfc. Joseph J. Watkins, Mrs. Irene Taylor, mother, Rte. 1, Pink Hill Pvt. Murry West, Mrs. Etta P. West, mother, 312 S. Sunset, Raleigh Pfc. Charles E. Yorke, Larry A. Yorke, father, 307 N. Ridge Ave., Kannapolis In the Mediterranean: Pvt. Calvin J. Bowman, Mrs. Darasilla N. Bowman, mother, Rte. 4, Mt. Airy S/Sgt Harry W. Douglass, Mrs. Ann Douglass, mother, 1924 St. Mary Street, Raleigh S/Sgt. Handson G. Murry, Mrs. Hope K. Murry, mother, Rte. 3, Kinston Pvt. Jack C. Swett, Mrs. Alice P. Swett, mother, 429 East 11th St., Charlotte Navy Casualties: Pfc. James B. Andrews, USMC, dead, (previously reported on casualty list of 1-24-44), Cal H. Andrews, father, Ash Corp. Robert M. Byrd, USMCR, dead, Mrs. Lucretia Byrd, mother, Mt. Gilead Pfc. Sidney L. Cannon, USMC, dead, Mrs. Almeda C. Cannon, mother, Lenoir Pfc. Precaulo(?) N. Clause, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Addie Clause, mother, Ellijay Sgt. Desmond J. Dougan, USMC, dead, Mrs. Desmond J. Dougan, wife, 810 N. Queens St., Kinston S1C Bill Fleming, USN, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Avery Fleming, parents, Old Fort Pfc. James T. Grigg, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. James Grigg, wife, Shelby S1C Berlin(?) Werth Hilton, USCG, dead, Amos Wilburn Hilton, father, Vale Pfc. Winfred D. Hinnant, USMCR, wounded, Philip H. Hinnant, brother, 1428 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh AF2C Jaspar Roy Phillips, USNR, missing, Mrs. Clarabel Louise Phillips, wife, USN Air Station, Weeksville, Elizabeth City Com. William Paul Stephens, Medical Corps USN, wounded, Mrs. Hilda Spears Stephens, wife, Semora Pfc. Harry T. Usher, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Harry T. Usher, wife, Silver City Pfc. John R. Waters, USMCR, wounded, Joe L. Waters, brother, Hillsboro Corp. Robert L. Williams, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Esther Williams, (no relation given), Biscoe Lt. Col. Edgar C. Doleman(?) Dahman(?), infantry, RFD4, Hendersonville, has been awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star August 24, 1944 Pfc. James O. Jordan of Troy, N.C. has been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action on the 5th Army front in Italy. Jordan, an automatic rifleman in the 80th “Custer” Infantry Division, killed six Germans from a position in the middle of the street. His unit was cleaning out snipers and machine gunners in the town. The citation read “Jordan, by his cool and spontaneous act, saved the lives of many of his comrades, “reflecting great credit on himself and the military service.” August 25, 1944 Wounded in Action: In the European Area: 1st Lt. Robert L. Bolick, Mrs. Margaret D. Bolick, wife, Hickory T/4 Albert J. Booth, Mrs. Beatrice A. Booth, wife, Rte. 1, Louisburg Pfc. Charles H. Brandon, Mrs. Pearl L. Brandon, mother, Rte. 3, Gastonia S/Sgt. Calvin T. Bullard, Daniel Bullard, father, Parkton Pvt. Hoyt W. Carter, Mrs. Velma L. Carter, wife, 512 S. Trenton St., Gastonia Pfc. John K. Carver, Mrs. Rachel H. Carver, wife, Canton Pfc. James A. Clark, Mrs. Alice Clark, mother, 328 Catherine Creed Rd., Ahoskie(?) 5/T Voyle V. Conrad, Mrs. Flossie M. Conrad, Mother, Lewisville Pvt. Raymond Curry, Mrs. Laura E. Curry, wife, 1318 Dock St., Wilmington Pvt. Leander L. Drake, Otis M. Drake, father, Rte. 5, Hendersonville Pvt. James E. Ferrell, Mrs. Grace B. Ferrell, mother, Burgaw William B. Finlayson, Barney H. Finlayson, father, 1409 Plaza, Charlotte Pvt. Grady R. Fish, James M. Fish, father, Rte. 3, Lincolnton Pvt. John T. Fulcher, Mrs. Lillie M. Cruthis, mother, Rte. 3, High Point Pvt. Roy L. Garris, Mrs. Jane L. Garris, wife, North Wilkesboro Pvt. William M. Garris, Mrs. Lizzie J. Garris, mother, 415 East 23rd St., Charlotte Pfc. Lane S. Gilbert, Mrs. Margard J. Sherrill, grandmother, 1400 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro Pvt. Ambrose M. Handy, Mrs. Hazel Q. Handy, wife, Radical (Wilkes Co.) Pfc. Harvey R. Hartman, Mrs. Clara Hartman, mother, Advance Pvt. Rayvon Hearne, Arthur Hearne, father, Albemarle S/Sgt. Bernard E. Huddy, Christine M. Huddy, wife, Middlesex Pfc. Virgil C. Kiser, George W. Gross, uncle, Rte. 1, Hickory Pvt. Eston E. Lee, Preston D. Lee, father, Rte. 2, Smithfield Pvt. John F. Lefler, Jr., John F. Lefler, father, Ansonville Sgt. Charles A. Lentz, Mrs. Mildred A. Lentz, wife, Rte. 1, Concord Pvt. John A. Lewis, Mrs. Geneva C. Lewis, mother, Rte. 1, Rocky Point Pfc. William J. Lowery, Mrs. Ioa F. Lowery, mother, Patterson Springs Pfc. James H. McClees, Mrs. Laura W. McClees, mother, Columbia Chief Warrant Officer Thomas E. McKnight, Mrs. Margaret Taylor McKnight, wife, Rte. 2, Greensboro Pfc. Ray Moore, John L. Moore, father, Waterville Sgt. Ernest G. Potter, Lloyd S. Potter, father, Smithfield Pvt. Ike F. Price, Mrs. Mary A. Messer, sister, Rte. 1, Bessmer City Pvt. Jessie C. Pugh, Mrs. Claudia M. Pugh, mother, 1105 S. 11th St., Wilmington Pvt. Steve B. Rogers, Mrs. Mary McCall Rogers, mother, Rte. 2, Greensboro T/Sgt. Andrew Snow, Mrs. Millie Snow, mother, Rte. 1, Elkin Pvt. Otis A. Vernon, Mrs. Mary E. Vernon, mother, Rte. 5, Mt. Airy Pfc. Julian H. Wade, Mrs. Nellie L. Wade, mother, 1110 Arendale St., Morehead City Mediterranean Area: Pvt. James E. Ruie, Robert Ruie, father, Rte. 6, Fayetteville Pvt. Lewis E. Coghill, Mrs. Mary E. Coghill, mother, Rte. 1, Candler Pfc. Luther Dawson, Mrs. Maggie G. Dawson, mother, 212 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville Pfc. Ralph H. Francis, Mrs. Annie L. Francis, mother, Spindale Pvt. John C. Hicks, John W. Hicks, father, 1511 East 24th Street, Winston-Salem Pfc. William E. Jackson, Mrs. Dannie B. Johnson, mother, Rte. 3, Dunn Pvt. Walter B. Mulkey, Rte. 3, Murphy Sgt. Jack D. Paris, Mrs. Myrl Paris, mother, Rte. 2, Guilford College Pfc. William C. Stalcup, Mrs. Mattie E. Stalcup, mother, Rte. 2, Murphy Pvt. James L. Stephens, Mrs. Wilmer Stephens, mother, Wadesboro T/5 George E. Stilley, Mrs. George E. Stilley, wife, 525 East Council St., Salisbury Casualties: Sgt. Thad Q. Lewis, USMC, dead, Mrs. Edith O. Lewis, mother, Contoe Pfc. William E. Lewter, USMCR, wounded, Edgar T. Lewter, father, Conway Pfc. Paul F. Marley, USMC wounded (previously reported wounded on report of Navy casualties for 4-6-44), Mrs. Edwin C. Marley, mother, Ramseur Pfc. Charles W. Stedman, USMC, wounded, James Stedman, brother, Mt. Orphenze, Black Mountain, Addie Glover, aunt, Hundsonville Pfc. William T. Stroud, USMC, wounded Matthew Stroud, father, Forest City Pvt. Clyde A. Walters, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Olive E. Walters, 323 B Street, Fayetteville August 25, 1944 Pvt. Francie N. Perkins of this city who has been missing in action in France several weeks was killed in combat on June 18, the War Department advised his wife, Mrs. Estella Fuquay Perkins this week. He is survived by his wife and two daughters Sandra and Brenda, both of whom are at home at Kernodle Drive and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Perkins of Reidsville and one sister Mrs. Ira Thomas also of Reidsville. Our Men and Women in Service: Corp. Graham Kernodle entered the service of the Army Air Corps on Nov. 3, 1942 and has been stationed at Ft. Myers, Fla., ever since. Pfc. Raymond Kernodle was inducted into the Army Engineers October 1, 1941 and was sent to northern Ireland in May of 1942 and was with the first troops landed in North Africa in November of 1942. He served at Salerno, Italy in November of 1942 and is now stationed with the Fifth Army in Italy. Pfc. Donald Kernodle entered the Army on Jan. 15, 1943 and was sent to Africa last September. He has been in Italy since the first of July of this year. All three boys are sons of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Kernodle of Rte. 2, Burlington Pfc. Peter A. Gillespie entered the Marine Corps. On Jan. 2, 1944 and received boot training at Parris Island, S.C., where he is now stationed. He is the son of the former Miss Dollie V. Dean and the son of Mrs. C.L. Gillespie of Graham. 2nd Lt. Clarence G. Haynes son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Haynes and Pfc. James E. Frazier, husband of Mrs. Ava Mae Frazier of Swepsonville, recently completed an orientation course designed to bridge the gap between training in the States and combat soldiering against the enemy in France. They are stationed at an Air Service Command Station in England. Lt. Haynes was formerly employed as a draftsman computer by the Olsen and Dietrich architectural engineers in Raleigh. Pfc. Frazier was formerly employed by Virginia Mills in Swepsonville. Bynum R. Tuttle, W.T. 2nd Class, son of Mrs. Daisy of Rte. 1, Graham, received his basic training at Norfolk, Va., and is now stationed in San Francisco, Ca. George Edwin Wright, Seaman 1st Class, entered the service on July 30, 1943 and took his basic training at the U.S. Naval Station at Farragut, Idaho. He is now stationed at Hawthorne, Nev. He is the nephew of Miss Josephine Wright of Burlington. William A. Wright entered the service in November of 1943 and is now with the U.S. Reserve Coast Guard. He is stationed in Hollywood, Ca., where he is working as an electrician in one of the studios. He is the nephew of Miss Josephine Wright of Burlington. Mrs. Rachel L. Cooper of this city left Aug. 11 for the Air W.A.C.S. and will take her basic training at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. She will later be stationed at Miami, Florida. Before joining the Air WACS she was employed with Fairchild Aircraft Corp. Pvt. James V. Keck returned to Shaffee, Ark., after spending a 14 day furlough here with his wife Mrs. Lucille Keck and daughter of 203 Fix St. He received his boot training at Ft. Knox, Ky., after which he was transferred to Shaffee, Ark. He is a 75 mm. gunner on a medium tank. Cpl. Thomas W. Coble has returned to camp after spending a 12 day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Coble, 352 Mill St., Graham. He is now stationed at Camp Shelby, Miss., with the medical detachment of the anti aircraft. Cpl. Milton C. Loy, Jr., is now stationed in the statistical department of the Army Air Forces in Washington, D.C. He received his training at Randolph Field, Tx. Richard W. Loy, Seaman 2nd Class is in radio school at Bainbridge, Md. He received his basic training at Camp Peary, Va. Both are sons of M.C. Loy, Sr. Pvt. Jesse V. Overman entered the service in March and received basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and is now stationed at Ft. Bragg. S/Sgt. John Henry Overman who is stationed somewhere in France went overseas in January of this year. Before going to France he was stationed in England. He is the husband of the former Margery Stevenson who resides in Liberty with their daughter. They are both the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Overman of 306 Sidney Avenue. Marry Ella Watson, Seaman 2nd Class has returned to her base at Lake City, Fla., after spending a few days with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Watson. She received her training at Hunter College, N.Y. Jack A. Watson, Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class, is stationed somewhere in the Pacific. He entered the service in April of 1943 and received training at Bainbridge, Mc. James H. Watson, Seaman 2nd Class is at present on sea duty. He entered the service in Jan., of 1944 and received boot training at Bainbridge, Md. All are the children of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Watson of Burlington. Word was received here August 2 by Mrs. Thomas E. McKeel that her son Pfc. Thomas E. McKeel, Jr., was missing in action in France. On Wednesday, Aug. 23 she received a cablegram from her son through the international code that “everything was all well and safe.” Pvt. E.C. Rumbley, Jr., is at home with his wife at 304 Morehead St., after having served for the past 15 ½ months overseas. He entered the service on Sept. 29, 1942 and received basic training at Camp Hulen(?), Texas. He arrived in North Africa in April of 1943 and has been serving with the Fifth Army in Italy. His wife is the former Ruth Hughes. He is the son of E.C. Rumbley, clerk at the Elon College Post Office. Pfc. Frank R. Henderson, Jr., and wife have returned to Macon, Ga., after spending a 15 day furlough with their parents. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Henderson of Rte. 1, Graham. Prior to enlisting in the service on Oct. 30, 1942, he was employed by Graham Full Fashion Hosiery Co. He has been stationed at Cochrane Army Air Field since entering the service and attended Military Police School for one month at Barksdale Field, La. August 26, 1944 Somewhere in the South Pacific—Lt. general George C. Kenney, Commander of the Allied Far Easter Air Force has awarded a bronze oak leaf cluster to the Air Medal to: S/Sgt. William T. Knight of Madison, N.C. T/Sgt. Raymond O. Briggs of Lexington, N.C. 1st Lt. William D. Frazier, Jr., of Liberty, N.C. T/Sgt. Robert E. Walker of Walkerton, N.C. was awarded a 2nd bronze oak leaf cluster to the Air Medal. The awards were made for “meritorious achievement in sustaining operational flight missions in the southwest Pacific area”. These missions consisted of bombing operations against enemy airdromes and installations and attacks on enemy naval vessels and shipping. Our Men and Women in Service: Mrs. Lloyd Way of Graham has received word that her husband Sgt. Lloyd Way has been wounded in action and is now in a hospital in England. He entered the service in 1940 and received his basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. He was then sent to Camp Blanding, Fla. And to Camp Atterbury, Ind., before going overseas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Way of Graham. Mrs. Gena Keenan of 503 Cameron St., received the Purple Heart which was awarded to her husband Pfc. Robert J. Keenan for wounds received in the battle of Cassino last April. He has recovered and is now back on duty with the Fifth Army in Italy. Averett Turner, Carpenter’s Mate 3rd Class, is preparing for duty with the amphibious forced aboard an LST of the biggest ships in the Navy’s invasion fleet. He has been assigned to the crew of an LST at the Amphibious Training Base at Bradford, Va. Robert E. Culberson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Culberson of Snow Camp graduated from Sylvan High School in May of 1943 and entered the service in July of the same year. He received basic training in Virginia and then was sent to Maine and California. He is now a 1st Class Seaman stationed in Hawaii. Pfc. Dewey L. Blackman of Haw river entered the Army in December of 1943 and completed boot training at Camp Shelby, Miss., where he is now stationed. Fletcher C. Carter, Seaman 2nd Class, has returned to Boston, Mass., after an eight day furlough with his wife, the former Kathleen Blackman and son and his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Carter, all of Graham. He received his basic training at Bainbridge, Md., after entering the Navy Feb. 22 and is now serving with a destroyer escort. Word has been received here by Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bennett that their son T/Sgt. Lee R. Bennett who has been missing in action since Aug. 7 is reported well and safe. William Walter Brown II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Brown of 638 Fountain Place has been accepted for the Army Air Force Reserves. He was sworn into the Reserve on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in Durham and will be called into active duty for combat crew training in the fall. Pvt. Thomas A. Bivens, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Bivens, 804 North Main St., was recently graduated from the armored school at Ft. Knox, Ky., in a class of qualified automotive mechanics. Aviation Cadet Clarence C. Matkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lenial G. Matkins, 120 Summit Avenue, has arrived at the Garden City, Army Air Field, Garden City, Kansas for the second phase of instruction. He completed elementary flight training at Stamford, Tx. Corp. Eugene Goodes, son of A. Goodes, has completed training and been graduated from a school of the Army Air Force Training Command at Chanute Field, Illinois. While attending school he received instruction in electronics and in various technical operations vital to the maintenance of the country’s fighting planes. Claude C. Ward, Rte. 2, Burlington, has been promoted from Corporal to Sergeant at the New Castle Army Air Base, Wilmington, Delaware. He is attached to the Second Ferrying Group Headquarters Squadron, Ferry Division, Air Transport Command. Corp. George P. Thompson, son of Mrs. K.L. Thompson, 301 Ireland St., recently completed an orientation course designed to bridge the gap between training in the States and combat against the enemy in France. Second Lt. John F. Thompson, Jr., has been decorated with a second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal for “meritorious achievement” on a B-17 Flying Fortress bombing attacks on enemy Europe. A bombardier, he is a veteran of 13 combat missions. Before entering the Army on July 8, 1942, he worked for Moss Hosiery Co. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Thompson, Sr. Sgt. Cecil May recently spent a 14 day furlough here with his parents Mr. and Mrs. C.E. May of Alamance. He has returned to Camp Barkley, Tx., to resume his duties with the armored force where he is a tank driver. He was inducted into the service at Ft. Bragg on Oct. 20, 1942 and was stationed at Camp Campbell, Ky. Prior to entering the service he was employed by the Standard Hosiery Co. of Alamance. Mrs. Dexter Brown has received word that her husband S/Sgt. Brown was wounded in action July 20 in France. Mrs. Brown is the former Eunice Bradnor, 118 W. Holt. Sgt. Brown is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Brown of Burlington. Pfc. Charles S. Lingerfelt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lingerfelt of Saxapahaw, was wounded in France according to word from the War Department. He was employed by Sellars Mft. Co. in Saxapahaw before entering the service in 1940. He went overseas and participated in the invasion of North Africa and Sicily and from there he was sent to England. He was in the invasion of France and was wounded on July 24. He is recovering in a hospital in England. S/Sgt. Thurman A. Vie of Graham has returned from service outside the continental U.S. and is now being processed through the Army Air Forces Redistribution Station #2 in Miami Beach, Fla. He is a B-17 gunner and flew 50 missions during seven months in the North Africa theater winning the air Medal and Presidential Unit Citation. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Vie and reside at 622 Washington St., Graham. Nancy Hazel Turner, daughter of W.D. Turner, 807 S. Park Ave., has completed her basic training as a WAVE and been assigned to active duty as a hospital corpsman at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md. She received her initial training at Hunter College, N.Y. Prior to entering the service she was employed at McEwen Knitting Co. Paul E. Davis, Motor Machinist 1st Class, U.S. Coast Guard, has completed his 30 day furlough and reported to Charleston, S.C., for further assignment. He entered the Coast Guard on Sept. 4 and was sent overseas for 16 months with the amphibious forces. He participated in the Sicilian, Italian, and North Africa and Normandy invasions. The craft on which he serves was lost on the beach in France on D-Day. Ernest Merriman Cheek, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Cheek of Church St., was recently graduated from Midland Army Air Field, Midland, Tx., as a bombardier and received his commission as a Second Lt. Pvt. Ben G. Pitts entered the service on Oct. 20, 1943 and received his boot training at Camp Fannin, Tx. He recently spent a ten day furlough here with his wife the former Miss Irene Coleman and two children of Rte. 3. He has returned to Fort George Meade, Maryland where he is stationed with the infantry. Pvt. M. Page Stutts entered the Army in November of 1942 and is serving with the coast artillery unit at Newport, R.I. Seaman Warren G. Stutts entered the Merchant Marine in December of 1943. Upon completion in training he was sent overseas and recently returned to the U.S. They are the sons of Arthur Clifton Sutts of Mebane and Mrs. Lucy R. Stroud, formerly of Raleigh who is now a private in the WACS and received training at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Pvt. Jack Waddell who has been serving in the Army for the past 17 months is now stationed at Camp Edwards, Mass. He received his basic training at this camp and was sent to Camp Davis and Camp Fisher. Following his marriage to the former Pauline Long of Maple Ave., he left for Massachusetts. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Waddell and before entering the service was connected with the Melville Dairy. His wife is now making her home with her parents. August 28, 1944 Killed in Action: In the European Theater: Pfc. Archie H. Ashworth, Mrs. Zella W. Ashworth, mother, Seagrove 2nd Lt. William L. Blanton, Jr., Mrs. M. Blanton, (no relation shown), 1105 Watts, Durham Pfc. Ray Camby, Mrs. Carrie Camby, mother, Lanada(?). Pfc. Robert Z. Covington, Mrs. Margaret B. Covington, mother, Rte. 1, Rockingham Pfc. Lloyd Crowder, Louis Crowder, father, Spruce Pine Pfc. William F. Crump, Mrs. Mary K. Crump, mother, Pineville Pvt. Clarence F. Davis, Mrs. M. Davis, mother, 107 N. Tiffany Ave., Kinston Pvt. Landon B. Day, Mrs. Evelyn C. Day, mother, Roxboro S/Sgt. William R. Deal, Mrs. Effie M. Deal, mother, Franklin Pvt. J.C. Drake, Will O. Drake, father, Stanfield S/Sgt. Albert C. Duncan, Mrs. Lillie E. Duncan, mother, Whiteville S/Sgt. Horace W. Feimster, Jr., Horace W. Feimster, father, Winston-Salem Pfc. Wilton G. Fussell, Mrs. Maude S. Fussell, mother, 306 Hall St., Tarborn Pvt. William M. Guyton, Mrs. Mamie H. Guyton, mother, Dublin Pfc. Jesse L. Haddock, Mrs. Olivera H. Mills, sister, Grimesland Pvt. Joseph D. Hollifield, T. Hollifield, father, Bostic Pvt. Dick R. Jenkins, Mrs. Sarah H. Jenkins, (no relation shown), Greensboro Pvt. Edgar H. King, Mrs. Irene H. King, mother, Littleton Pvt. David D. Mahon, Mrs. Mattie A. Mahon, mother, Dunn Pvt. Horace E. Milstead, Charles F. Milstead, father, Taylorsville Pvt. Henry H. Milton, Mrs. Clara N. Milton, wife, Monroe Pvt. Raymond V. McPherson, Mrs. C. McPherson, mother, Burlington Pvt. Edward L. Needham, Mrs. M. Needham, mother, 549 Piedmont St., Reidsville Pfc. King Ruff, Mrs. Ruby L. Ruff, wife, Mill Spring Pfc. Arthur Schulken, Henry Schulken, brother, 615 Short St., Rocky Mount Pfc. Paul D. Smith, Mrs. Margaret D. Smith, wife, 316 Blair St., Thomasville Pfc. Daniel B. Tilman, Mrs. Lena G. Tilman, mother, 107 West Kime St., Burlington Pfc. Boyd Vuncannon, Mrs. Addie W. Vuncannon, mother, Star Route, Manchester Pfc. James E. Weaver, Mrs. Minnie A. Weaver, mother, High Point Mediterranean Area: Pvt. William F. Anthony, Jr., Mrs. Lizzie C. Anthony, mother, Statesville Pvt. Henry F. Burleson, Mrs. Ina C. Burleson, mother, Senia Sgt. Conley J. Cline, Mrs. Naomi R. Cline, mother, Taylorsville Pvt. Earl C. Coffey, Mrs. Lean J. Coffey, wife, Hickory Pfc. Henry C. Coleman, Mrs. Catherine Howard, aunt, 406 Greene Street, High Point Pvt. Claude H. Cooke, Mrs. Myrtle Cooke, wife, Rte. 2, Wilmington Pvt. Otis E. Core, Mrs. Mamie Core, mother, Irwin Pvt. James A. Holden, Mrs. Edith A. Holden, wife, Stoney Fare(?) 2nd Lt. Ralph A. Kelley, Mrs. Nadine L. Kelley, mother, 340 West Blvd., Charlotte Pfc. Roy C. Melton, William A. Melton, father, Swannanoa T/5 Everett W. Payseur, Mrs. Annie B. Payseur, mother, Charlotte Pvt. Clarence B. Pulliam, Mrs. Maggie S. Pulliam, mother, Longhurst Southwest Pacific Area: S/Sgt. Howard L. Hammette, Mrs. Ola Hammette, mother, Shelby Pfc. Howard W. Long, Mrs. Lillie Long, mother, Hazelwood Pfc. Wilbur L. Spaul, Mrs. Ruth Wells, sister, Highland T/5 Hobart L. Sutton, Mrs. Edna M. Sutton (no relation stated), 805 W. Trade St., Charlotte Navy Casualties: Corp. Robert L. Baker, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Lula H. Baker, mother, Charlotte S2C Jack Lyon Best, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Albert William Best, 212 Wright St., Wilmington Pfc. Rex V. Boyd, USMCR, dead, Mrs. Lessie M. Wagoner, mother, Jonesville Pfc. Charles F. Clendenin, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Travis G. Clendenin, grandmother, Greensboro G/Sgt. Maurice L. Cook, USMC, dead, Mr. and Mrs. M. Cook, parents, 517 N. Eugene St., Greensboro Pfc. James R. Cox, USMCR, dead, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Cox, mother, 700 State St., High Point Corp. Oscar L. Cox, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Belle P. Cox, mother, 840 Bellevue St., Greensboro Corp. Hubert D. Crotts, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Clara Crotts, mother, Siler City Pfc. Edward P. Cunningham, Jr., USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Carrie D. Cunningham, mother, Smithfield S1C Charles Norman Dowdle, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Margaret Hall Dowdle, wife, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lafayette Dowdle, parents, Franklin Pfc. John H. Ellington, USMC, wounded (previously reported wounded), John R. Ellington, father, Graham Pfc. Ralph E. Faulkner, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Roxie L. Faulkner, mother, 808 Fayetteville St., Clinton WO (or WC?) Beaufort Griffin, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Mamie Griffin, step-mother, Polkton 1st Lt. Max D. Smith, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Mac D. Smith, wife, Zebulon PM3C Oswald Marvin Sowers, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Charlie Sowers, parents, 231 W. 11th St., Salisbury Baker 3C James William Vance, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Stella Vance, mother, Crossmore, Elmer Wellington Vance, father, Ingalls 2nd Lt. Lawson Eugene Perry, Jr., of Graham was killed in an airplane crash in England on Aug. 12, his parents were informed by the War Department this morning. Details of the crash were not given, however Lt. Perry was in service as a pilot of a C-47 Cargo Plane. He was stationed in England with the 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command. He was commissioned and received his pilot’s wings at Randolph Field, Texas Dec. 5, 1944 and had been overseas since May of this year. He was a graduate of Graham High School and attended State College. Prior to entering the service two years ago, he was employed by Burlington Mills Corp., and later by Stratford Hosiery Co. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Perry of Marshall St., Graham and one sister Evelyn Perry and two brothers Charles and Don, all of Graham. September 1, 1944 Wounded in Action: In the Asiatic Area: T/5 Paul J. Fulk, Mrs. Mary E. Fulk, mother, Rte. 3, Carthage Sgt. Charles L. Ward, Will Ward, father, Blowing Rock In the Central Pacific Area: 2nd Lt. Albert H. Andrews, Henry F. Andrews, father, 1502 West 5th, Gastonia S/Sgt. Arey W. Grady, Mrs. Jeffrey Grady, mother, Warsaw In the European Area: S/Sgt. Aubrey J. Alford, Mrs. Alice G. Alford, wife, Rte. 5, Lumberton T/5 Edward C. Askew, Mrs. Flora Askew, wife, 448 Haywood Rd., Asheville Pvt. Lee J. Barbee, Mrs. Dallie Mae Barbee, mother, Rte. 1, Midland Pfc. Steve H. Benson, Mrs. Emily F. Benson, wife, Rockingham Pvt. Chall Bentley, Mrs. Adda Bentley, mother, Taylorsville T/4 John T. Berry, Charles W. Berry, father, 230 East 3rd St., Wilmington Pvt. Thomas J. Blake, Mrs. Tillie K. Blake, mother, Rte. 1, Cary Pfc. James V. Blanton, Mrs. Rosalee Blanton, wife, Rte. 5, Shelby Pfc. Grady W. Boles, Mrs. Annie D. Boles, mother, 1508 Long St., High Point Pvt. Joe McCaton, Mrs. Alma E. McCaton, mother, Grimesland Pvt. Melvin C. Everhart, Mrs. Sallie V. Everhart, mother, 38 Mill St., Erlanger Pfc. Charles Forbes, Joe Forbes, father, Newdale Pfc. Dow W. Hill, Mrs. Aday Hill, mother, Rte. 2, Thomaville Pfc. Kenneth L. Honeycutt, Mrs. Gatha H. Blackwelder, mother, Mt. Pleasant Sgt. Frank Johnston, Mrs. Lula M. Johnston, mother, 112 Waynesville Avenue, W. Asheville Pvt. Borden Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Jones, mother, Maysville 1st Lt. Hugh J. Mack, Jr., Mrs. Marie E. Mack, wife, Rte. 3, Shelby Pfc. Halyard O. Medlin, Mrs. Hazel V. Medlin, wife, 418 Church, Concord Pvt. Ernest Z. Peacock, Walter D. Peacock, father, Statesville Pvt. Cletus E. Peeden, Mrs. Cindie C. Peeden, wife, 2107 Georgia St., Greensboro Pvt. Junior Pierce, George Menaficy, uncle, Enka Pvt. John L. Rhinehart, Mrs. Cora Rhinehart, wife, Balfour Sgt. George C. Robinson, Herbert F. Robinson, (no relation given), 603 Oak St., Burlington 1st Sgt. Donald E. Simpson, Mrs. Nellie F. Simpson, wife, 908 Wilson, Wilson Pfc. Boyd Smith, Thomas L. Smith, father, Bladenboro Pfc. Eugene W. Smith, Mrs. Paralee A. Smith, mother, 1922 Fargis St., Greensboro Pvt. J.D. Smith, Mrs. Betty J. Smith, wife, Rte. 1, Alexis Pvt. Wade Smith, Henry F. Smith, Rte. 1, Whitevilel(?) Pfc. Jessie H. Stalcup, Mrs. Bessie M. Stalcup, mother, Murphy Pfc. Robert E. Taylor, Mrs. Martha M. Taylor, mother, Lord Mediterranean Area: Pfc. Roy Bess, Charles S. Eldridge, friend, Rte. 1, Faison Pfc. Murray D. Cratch, Lloyd D. Cratch, brother, Rte. 1, Washington Pfc. Thomas B. Gibson, Mrs. Nellie D. Gibson, mother, Rte. 3, Canton Pfc. Mack McKinney, Mrs. Annie E. McKinney, mother, Highlands Pvt. John E. Morton, Mrs. Dunnie M. Morton, mother, Rte. 2, Jacksonville Pvt. Steve C. Passaly, Mrs. Thelma M. Passaly, mother, 224 Piedmont Courts, Charlotte In the Southwest Pacific Area: Pvt. Willard L. Jarrett, Mrs. Eugenie D. Jarrett, mother, 88 Argyle Lane, Asheville Navy Casualties: S1C Carlie Ernest Black, USNR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. James Ernest Black, parents, 709 Trotter, Thomasville Pfc. Alonzo Hawley, USMCR, wounded (previously reported wounded on casualty report 3-11-44), Alonzo Hawley, father, Dunn Pfc. Calvin M. Layton, USMCR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Layton, parents, Lexington Pvt. Horace B. McCurry, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Lucy McCurry, mother, Dallas, Dewey McCurry, father, Lincolnton Corp. William H. McPhalter, USMC, wounded, Dan McPhalter, father, Orrum AR3C Ralph Thomas Robinette, USNR, missing, Mrs. Yvonne Bunn Robinette, wife, 221 S. 3rd St., Albemarle, George Robinette, father, 216 South Street, Albemarle Sgt. James T. Roof, USMC, dead, Mrs. James T. Roof, wife, 212 East Vernon Ave., Kinston GM2C Milton Parker Weatherford, USNR, dead, Mrs. Catherine Ross Weatherford, 815 S. Ellis, Salisbury, Chief Boatswain’s Mate Robert Glenn Weatherford, brother 2nd Lt. Donald A. Williams of Windsor, N.C., serving with the U.S. 8th Air Force, has been awarded the Silver Star. He was commended for his “gallantry, skill and determination to fight against great odds”. He served as a co-pilot of a Flying Fortress on a bombing mission over Germany on April 13, 1944. Over the target, an immense barrage of flak heavily damaged the B-17. Enemy fighters made a vicious assault as the plane finished its bombing run and a 20 mm. cannon shell exploded in the cockpit, mortally wounding the pilot and shattered numerous instruments. Demonstrating superb airmanship, Lt. Williams assumed control of the crippled bomber and began to employ violent evasive tactics in order to out maneuver the fighters, who pressed their attack relentlessly, coming in three or four at a time. With the oxygen system knocked out, he put his plane in a steep dive and after shaking off the fighters, headed for the coast of Ireland. He got the crew and plane back safely. Corp. Clyde H. Ray of Haw River was killed in action in France on Aug. 1, according to a message from the War Department to his wife Mrs. Nellie Greeson Ray, formerly of Gibsonville. Corp. Ray went overseas in February of this year, serving with the armored division. He entered the Army in March of 1942 and received boot training at Camp Chaffee, Kansas. In addition to his wife he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nancy Ray of Haw River; on sister Miss Kathryn Ray, also of Haw River; and four brothers—Pfc. Crawford M. Ray, Jr., stationed with the Army in England; Haywood and Carl Ray of Haw River; and Ben Ray of Burlington. Pfc. Floyd W. Dale was reported killed in action on July 30 in France. He is the son of Mrs. Elmer Dale of High Point and the brother of Howard Dale of High Point and Mrs. Lena Hensley of Graham. Pfc. Dale entered the service on Jan. 15, 1943. His father is a veteran of World War I and is buried in the soldier’s plot at Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Robertson have been notified by the War Department that their son Sgt. Uriel Robertson, 20, was killed in action May 19 somewhere over Germany. He was previously reported missing on the same date. Sgt. Robertson received his training at Keesler Field, Miss., Ypsilanti, Mich., Hurlingan, Tx., Tucson, Az., and Alamagordo, N.M. He entered the service in January of 1943 and was a Martin Gunner on a B24 Liberator Bomber. He was a graduate of Graham High School and was formerly employed at the Fairchild plant. He is survived by his parents Myrtle I. and George Bryant Robertson, three sisters: Anna Mae, Mrs. Fred Riley of the home and Mrs. Willard Foster, Rte. 1, Graham; three brothers—Roy E. of Burlington, Lester L., S1C of the U.S. Navy stationed somewhere in the south Pacific Word has been received from the War Department by Mrs. Junius M. Greeson of Whitsett that her husband, Pvt. Junius M. Greeson was killed in action in France on Aug. 3. Pvt. Greeson entered the service on Jan. 31 and received basic training with the infantry at Camp Walters, Texas. He spent a ten day furlough with his wife, the former Ella Blythe and two children in June and again on July 4. Prior to being sent overseas on July 14, he was stationed at Ft. George Meade in Maryland. He arrived in France on July 25. He is survived by his wife and two children who are living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Blythe in Whitsett and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Greesom of Rte. 1, Burlington. He was formerly employed at the Tower Hosiery Company in Burlington. September 4, 1944 Held as Prisoners of War: T/Sgt. Oakley A. Anderson, Mrs. Rose L. Anderson, wife, Rte. 4, Ashville 2nd Lt. Ernest A. Beasley, Jr., Mrs. Alan S. Beasley, mother, 407 Blandwood Avenue, Greensboro S/Sgt. Russell H. Balden, Claude C. Balden, father, Rte. 2, Reidsville 1st Lt. Archie F. Bridges, Fred M. Bridges, father, 208 Lineberger St., Shelby T/Sgt. Hamlin R. Cathey, Theodore H. Cathey, father, 1322 W. 6th St., Charlotte Sgt. Clarence A. Corbin, Mrs. Allie M. Corbin, mother, 25 Cherry St., Asheville S/Sgt. Ray V. Cupp, Mrs. Cupp, wife, c/o H.C. Barbee, Rte. 1, Jacksonville Pvt. Grafton D. Curtis, Mrs. Lucy A. Curtis, sister, Randalman S/Sgt. Joseph C. Flinch, Alonzo B. Flinch, father, Old Fort S/Sgt. Hamilton B. Harper, Mrs. Minnie C. Harper, mother, 73 Burke St., Winston-Salem 2nd Lt. William C. Hudson, Jr., Mrs. Lottie N. Hudson, mother, 304 Moss St., Wilson S/Sgt. Earl B. Johnson, Mrs. Minnie Johnson, mother, Rte. 2, Four Oaks S/Sgt. Jack N. Kimble, Mrs. Martha Erline Kimble, wife, 810 Vail, High Point Sgt. Ralph H. Little, Mrs. Martha A. Little, mother, Rte. 1, Oakboro S/Sgt. Henry W. McCorn, Mrs. Bessie W. McCorn, wife, Rowland S/Sgt. Soldier Sanders, Mrs. Catherine Sanders, wife, c/o Mrs. J.G. Sneed, Smokemont 2nd Lt. William J. Sugg, Mrs. Louise M. Sugg, mother, Princeton S/Sgt. Franklin L. Travis, Mrs. Floy A. Travis, mother, Rte. 2, Newton S/Sgt. Frank G. Troxler, Mrs. Rachel C. Troxler, wife, Elon College Sgt. Edward E. Van Horn, Rayfield Van Horn, brother, Rte. 2, Columbia T/Sgt. Jesse C. Vowell, Mrs. Lulu J. Vowell, wife, 42 N. Main St., Reidsville S/Sgt. Edmund F. Ward, Jr., Edmund F. Ward, father, Smithfield September 5, 1944 Word has been received that Pvt. Connie Lee Faust was killed in action in France on June 28. He entered the service on Oct. 19, 1942 and received basic training at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and Camp Breckenridge, Ky. He is survived by his wife, the former Leone Tickle, one son, Connie Lee, Jr., and his mother, Mrs. Annie Lee and three brothers, all of Burlington. Sgt. William Harvey Bryant, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Bryant, Rte. 2, Elon College, died from wounds received in France on Aug. 1, the War Department has notified his parents. He entered the Army in January of 1943 and trained at Camp Croft, S.C., before going to England to await the invasion of France. He is survived by his parents, three sisters and six brothers, all of the home. Word has been received here by the War Department to Mrs. Beulah C. Thomas of Rte. 3, Burlington, that her husband, Pvt. Cecil J. Thomas, died July 8 from wounds received in France on July 6. He went into the service in October of 1942 and took his basic training at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and Camp Breckenridge, Ky., before going overseas in April of this year. He was formerly employed in the Reed Shop of Piedmont Heights Division of Burlington Mills Corp. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah C. Thomas and one son, Cecil Eugene and one sister Adell and mother Mrs. Nannie C. Thomas of Rte. 3, Burlington. Sgt. Robert E. Warlick, Signal Corps, Special Services Division of the Fifth Army, has been awarded the Legion of Merit Medal from General Mark Clark for exceptional meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service from Aug. 10, 1943 to Feb. 8, 1944. As Chief Projectionist and non commissioned officer in charge of all film distribution and repair, he displayed efficiency and ingenuity in creating and expanding the motion picture facilities of the Fifth Army. By his resourcefulness and devotion to duty, he overcame many obstacles in the early stages of the Italian campaign and was the first to show films to the combat troops in Italy. The success of the Special Services Section of the Fifth Army was largely due to the untiring efforts and technical ability of Sgt. Warlick. He entered the service on June 8, 1942 and is the husband of the former Eva Mae Haddock. After being hospitalized in England, Pvt. Morrison Woodrow Isley is now stationed in France. He is the son of Mrs. Tom Isley and the late Mr. Isley and the husband of the former Clara Hurst. He entered the service in March of 1943 and was stationed at Camp Claiborne, La., prior to going overseas in July of 1943 with the Engineers. Pfc. Herbert Goodman of this city was wounded in action on Aug. 2 in France, according to information received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Goodman. He entered the service in March of 1943 and was trained in heavy artillery in Texas and at Ft. Knox, Ky. He was sent overseas to England the first of the year and took part in the invasion of France. Before entering the service he was employed at the Har River Mill. Lt. F.C. Phillips entered the service in June of 1943 and is now overseas in North Africa where he has been since July of 1944. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Phillips of Church St. and was stationed at Ft. McLennan and Miami, Fl. He is now in the Army Air Force, having transferred from the infantry. Woodrow W. Walker, USNR of Indiana University School of Dentistry is spending a 16 day furlough with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.B. Walker, Fountain Place. He entered the Navy V-12 in July of 1943 and completed his basic training at Duke University and Norfolk Naval Hospital. He has since been transferred to the Dental Corps., in Indiana at Bloomington as a dental cadet. James Roy McGowan, S2C, husband of Mrs. Clara Mae and father of Jo Ann McGowan, is stationed on one of the Hawaiian Islands. He received training at Camp Peary, Va., after entering the service on April 4. Pvt. James T. Gates returned to camp after spending a 15 day furlough with his wife, Mrs. Homerzelle Gates, 400 Hall Avenue. He is now stationed at Camp Ross, Wilmington, Ca. Charles Lane, S1C, husband of the former Lois Henderson, entered the service October 5, 1943 and received basic training at Camp Bainbridge, Md. He has been on sea duty since February. His wife and son reside near Burlington. Pvt. L.C.P. Whittle, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Whittle, has returned to camp after spending a 14 day furlough with his parents and wife, the former Golda Fogelman, and son. He attended I.T.C. School at Camp Blanding, Fla., and since returning has been attached to an M.P. Company at Ft. Barrancas, Fl. Lester C. Robertson, S1C, son of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Robertson, entered the U.S. navy in May of 1943. He received basic training at Camp Bainbridge, Md., and is now somewhere in the south Pacific. Seaman Worth Wrightenberry, Jr., has returned to duty as a gunner in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard after a 23 day furlough with his parents here and a stay at a rest camp in Florida. He returned to this country early in July after a trip which included a stop at Cherbourg, France shortly after the Allied invasion. Only 19 years of age, he has been in the Navy 9 months. Corp. Sam W. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Jones of Gibsonville, was recently home on furlough from Camp Phillips, Kansas. He was then transferred to Ft. Benning, Ga. Prior to being transferred to the infantry, he was with the Coastal Artillery. Erwin Tillman of the U.S. Navy was promoted from Fireman Second Class to Fireman First Class on Aug. 1. He has been in the Navy for the past year and received boot training at Camp Bainbridge, Md. He attended school in Norfolk Training Base for three months and was assigned to sea duty in February and saw action in the Atlantic as a torpedo man. He was given the rating of Fireman Second Class when he was sent to the South Pacific. His wife and daughter live on Ruffin St. He is the son of R.D. Tillman and the late Mrs. Minnie Wall Tillman of Rte. 5 Mrs. Muriel S. Teague has received word that her husband, Lt. Giles L. Teague, has been awarded the Air Medal at his Flying Fortress base in England. He entered the service in November of 1942 and was sent overseas in June. He graduated from the Army Air Base at Marianna, Fl., on Oct. 1, 1943 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. He is the pilot of a B-17 and the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Teague, Rte. 1, Graham Sgt. Parker C. Bason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bason, who is stationed at Gore(?) Field, Great Falls, Montana, was recently promoted following his return to his field August 3. He entered the service in July of 1942 and was formerly employed at Burlington Dying and Finishing Mills. Mrs. Agnes Phillips has received word that her husband Corp. Paul Frank Phillips was in the invasion of southern France. He has been overseas for the past 15 months, participating in the Sicilian and Italian campaigns. For exemplary conduct in combat, Corp. Milford E. Sutton has been awarded the Army’s newest award for infantrymen, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He is the brother of A.H. Sutton, 308 Rolling Road and is now serving as a mechanic in an infantry regiment on active duty in the southwest Pacific. W. O.(or C.?) Frank E. Copeland, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Copeland, Hopedale Road, has arrived at his overseas post, according to a cablegram received by his parents this week. Pvt. Corn V. Ames, who is stationed at the Third Training Center of the WAC at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., has been assigned to Langley Field, Va. For his contribution to the overseas European Air Offensive, Corp. Morris T. Carden, 610 Tucker St., has been presented with a Battle Participation Star. He is a mechanic in the Ninth Air Force A-20 “Havoo” Light Bomber Group. Prior to entering the Army in November of 1942, he was employed by the Hornes Dry Cleaners. His wife, Mrs. Rotha Carden, resides at Rte. 5, Burlington. Lt. Henry W. Long, son of Mrs. John P. Long of Rte. 1, Graham, recently arrived at the Big Spring Bombardier School, Texas, and has been assigned to duty as a pilot with the Department of Training. He was commissioned a lieutenant in Dec. of 1942 at Lubbock, Tx. Corp. Paul Sparks of this city and Pvt. William Sparks of Gaffney, S.C. recently met in Rome for the first time in about three years. Corporal Sparks has been overseas since July 31, 1942 and Private Sparks since July of this year. Corporal Sparks trained at Ft. Bragg and Camp Blanding, Fl., and William at Camp Blanding, Fl., and at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Corporal Sparks’ wife, the former Thelma Hardy, resides in this city. Pfc. Edward L. Hester, a former employee of May, McEwen, Kaiser Co., is now serving overseas with an Ordnance Base Depot Company. He is married to the former Louise Pace(?) Poe(?). He entered the Army on July 8, 1942 and was assigned to his present unit then located at Camp Gordon, Ga. He went overseas in October of 1943. Before going overseas he attended the technical training at Camp Runnells, Tx. He has seen service on several islands in the south and southwest Pacific. Thomas E. Wright of Elon College, radio operator on an 8th Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress, has been awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to his Air Medal—equal to another award of the medal. The award was for “meritorious achievement” during bombing attacks on Nazi war industries and on military targets in France in support of Allied ground forces. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.S. Wright and entered the Army Air Force in November of 1942. Corp. John D. Michael, son of J.A. Michael, is now serving as a parachute rigger in the European theater of operations. He entered the service in January of 1943. His wife is Mrs. Grace A. Michael and lives at 15 Jones St. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gerringer of Elon College have received word that their son Pfc. Counsel Gerringer was wounded in action in New Guinea on Aug. 5. He received his boot training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and Camp Pickett, Va. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Prior to entering the service he was employed at Burlington Mills. Corp. Jesse G. Faucette of Mebane is now completing his second year of overseas duty as a radio maintenance mechanic with the heavy bombardment group in the southwest Pacific. He left the U.S. for service at Guadalcanal in November of 1942 and since that time has been decorated with the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon for four battle stars. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Faucette. Corp. Graydon Isaacs, son of Mrs. Eveline Isaacs, has recently been promoted to his present rank at Galvaston, Texas Army Air Field. Prior to entering the Army he was employed at Burlington Mills. His wife is Mrs. Lola Isaacs, who lives at 305 Flanner St. he is serving as an armorer at Galveston Field. For exemplary conduct in combat, Pvt. Harlan Thompson of Snow Camp has been presented with the Army’s newest award for infantrymen, the Combat Infantry Badge. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Thompson and since starting his tour of service overseas on May 25, 1942, has been stationed at New Zealand, Fiji, and Guadalcanal. Pvt. James W. Montgomery, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Montgomery, was seriously wounded in action in France on July 31. He has been awarded the Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster and is now in a hospital in England. Tech. Sgt. Lloyd J. Buff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Buff of Erland has been awarded a second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal somewhere in Italy. He has been in the Army since Nov. 28, 1942 and received his basic training at Scott Field, Illinois. Sgt. Grover C. Coble is now stationed somewhere in France with the General Hospital. He entered the Army in July of 1942 and received boot training at Camp Grant, Illinois. He was then transferred to Camp Carson until being sent overseas in January. Since being overseas he has been in the hospital for eight weeks undergoing a major operation. He is the son of Haywood Coble of Cameron St. 2nd lt. Samuel T. Woodson, a future pilot in the P-51 Mustang Fighter Group has been awarded the Air Medal for “meritorious achievement in aerial flight”. He has been overseas since June and flew his first combat mission on July 6. He was awarded his pilot’s wings on Jan. 4, 1944 after completing advanced training at Eagle Pass, Texas. He is assigned to a veteran fighter group which has participated in every major aerial operation in the Mediterranean theater and which has been awarded two distinguished unit citations. He is the son of Mrs. Sophia Woodson and has served in the Army Air Force since Aug. 10, 1942. Pvt. Richard Crawley entered the service in February and received boot training at Camp Blanding, Fla. His wife, the former Alma Walsh and two children are residing in Wilkesboro. He was formerly employed at the Altamahaw Mill Hosiery. Charles Crawley of the Merchant Marine entered the service in July of 1943 and is now on sea duty. He was formerly employed at the Fairchild plant. Lowell Crowley, S2C, entered the service in February and is now on duty in the Pacific. He was formerly employed at Glenn L. Martin, Baltimore, Md. All three boys are the sons of Mrs. Maxine Crowley, Rte. 4, Burlington.
Transcribed by Christine Spencer, May, 2007
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